4015 Demery Drive West, Jacksonville, Jacksonville FL, 32250
Instruments:Ear Training, Music Business, Other, Piano, Suzuki Method, Theory, Viola, Violin, Voice

Styles:Classical, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Kids, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:12 + years
Rate:$55 / hr

Personal Statement

I believe every child can learn to play a musical instrument and succeed when given the proper and environment for learning.

My lessons are enthusiastic, positive, and very thorough. I encourage all of my students, regardless of age or level to practice consistently and try their best.
I have experience teaching small children as young as three-adult, beginner-advanced.

I am a very dedicated teacher and active performer. I hold my Masters degree in music performance and I am certified to teach Suzuki and traditional methods. I use both methods, emphasizing left and right hand technique, and music theory. I also perform regularly throughout the US. I have experience teaching students solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire.

Please contact me for more information regarding my private lesson schedule, free lesson observations or for group classes currently offered.
CV/Resume and References can be available upon request.

Education / Training

I hold my Masters Degree in Music Performance from Arizona State University and my Bachelors Degree in Music Performance from Baldwin-Wallace College.
I have attended numerous Music Festivals, including Brevard Music Center, Manchester Chamber Festival, Eastman Chamber Session, and Florida State Violin Honors Violin Seminar.

I currently perform frequently with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and Manchester Chamber Orchestra.
I also am an active chamber musician and perform chamber series throughout the year.

Aside from performing, I maintain a busy teaching studio at my home and I am Violin Faculty at Florida State College: Community Music School as well as Violin Faculty with The School of The Arts at Christ Episcopal Church.
I teach both private and group lessons: Please contact me regarding my currently openings for either.

My primary teachers include:
Ruxandra Marquardt, Principal Second Violinist, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Former Associate Concertmaster of Syracuse Symphony
Danwen Jiang, Assistant Professor of Violin, Arizona State University, Soloist
Hanne-Berit Hahnemann, Concertmaster RED Symphony and Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland Opera, Violinist with St. Lukes Chamber Orchestra, NY, Cleveland Orchestra

Please contact me for additional information regarding my CV/Resume or references.


Mozart Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano


Emily Knowles